Questions tagged [toxins]
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How much more Toxic is Ammonia than Urea?
I learned in high school that the urea cycle turns the ammonia into urea because ammonia is significantly more toxic than urea. A quick internet search confirms this (1, 2). I started to wonder ...
Can any substance directly damage our certain functions of brain? [closed]
As we know, that if our brain (thinking, memory, logics, etc.) functioning is damaged, there would be other symptoms associated with it. Let me clarify, EXAMPLE 1: suppose a person had COPD due to ...
Illnesses from indoor Mold growth: Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)
Has anyone heard of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)? Would you say it is a real illness that can be treated? It is described as a multi-system, multi-symptom illness. There are peer-...
Is Jicama root safe to eat every day?
Is 4-6oz of Jicama root safe to eat every day? According to the following website, Jicama root contains a fat-soluble organic toxin that is linked to the development of Parkinson's disease. It then ...
Why is Clostridium difficile toxin A + B outdated in snomed?
I'm looking at the new version of the Snomed dictionary and the concept 707993000 Clostridium difficile toxin A + B (substance) is deactivated (and outdated) since version 20170731. Can anybody ...
Are toxins being released when one sweats during sickness?
I am getting over the flu that is prevalent in California right now. The last two nights, I have awakened with my t-shirt quite wet. It seems as if I'm sweating rather profusely from my chest to my ...
Effects of microdosing alcohol on liver performance and the ability to metabolize toxins
Has there been any research on microdosing of alcohol? I did a cursory search but it didn't yield any viable information. Putting regular stress on various parts of the human body and its systems ...
Is eating dirt good?
A while back, I my parents knew a family who had a son. His parents believed in some weird thing that if you eat dirt, your immunity will increase and you will be less prone to sickness. However in my ...
Best way to heavy metal detox
What is the most effective way to detox from heavy metals such as mercury and arsenic that are an unfortunate part of the post-industrial era we live in now. Do we even need to? I'm not talking about ...
Toxicity of nicotine vs potassium cyanide
I've heard that nicotine (contained in tobacco) is even more toxic than potassium cyanide (KCN, often used for suicide, at least in movies...). I tried to research a bit, but could not find any ...
Do compounds absorbed through the skin bypass the liver?
A friend of mine posted this on social media: 90% of what you put into your mouth is detoxed by your liver. What you put on your skin bypasses liver detoxification. They mentioned that there was a ...
Drinking water from glass instead of plastic
I recently learnt that it's healthier to store drinking water in glass objects instead of plastic ones. Okay, this would work if I use tap water but what about if I buy water that has already stayed ...
What safety precautions should I take after spilling isopropyl alcohol?
My 16 year old son accidentally spilled about 200 ml of isopropyl alcohol over a large area on my carpet. The problem is it covers a large area and it smell very bad there. The room is about 100 sqft ....
Does iron poisoning stay in your body?
Two years back a good friend of mine got in an accident where a nail got stuck in her waist. It was removed from her body, but after two weeks she got iron poisoning and fell into a coma for a week. ...